Advisors are an important part to the success of any startup company and here at Mooqita, we are confident in the expertise of our advising team. We are excited to introduce and our two new advisors—Abby Kearns and Margeret Hall. Abby joins our team as not only a valued advisor, but also a SkyDeck mentor. With almost 20 years of experience working in the tech world, she brings to the table an esteemed amount of knowledge and expertise.
Meet Anna and Celina - our new interns Mooqita would like to introduce and welcome two new interns to be a part of the Mooqita team this summer. In the past month, Mooqita joined forces with Valleyworx in the Central Valley to find great interns. ValleyWorx is a tech and digital design coworking space in Modesto California that attracts and deems to grow local talent as well as the local tech community in the valley.
Mooqita at Skydeck The Mooqita team is excited to take part in another round as a Hot Desk team at SkyDeck. SkyDeck is a UC Berkeley startup accelerator and incubator that was formed through the collaboration of the Haas School of Business, College of Engineering and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Its office is located on the penthouse floor of the highest building in downtown Berkeley, and it encompasses a facility for collaboration within an open workspace.
Mooqita is happy to announce that our team’s case study submission was accepted and published at CHI 2018, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction that brings forth researchers and practitioners to discuss advances in interactive technology. This year the conference took place from April 21st – April 26st in Montréal Canada, and our Mooqita team members Markus Krause and Jan Smeddinck attended and represented the team.
Mooqita is a platform that connects organizations, learners, and educators, creating meaningful learning experiences by solving real world work tasks. We help your learners to transfer the knowledge and skills you teach them into real world experience by enabling them to solve tasks that come from companies we work with. In the process, the students improve their soft skills by working on larger projects that can’t be solved alone, fostering team work, and communication in multicultural groups across different time zones.
We are conducting our first test run with the beta system and have some preliminary results. A total of 158 Students from the BerkeleyX Ruby online course on EdX accessed our website for the experiment. From 88 (~55%) of these students started the challenge, 14 (9%) submitted a solution, and 12 (8%) solutions were correct (solved the challenge), 6 (5%) Students submitted a solution for the second challenge and were invited for the paid group assignment.
Mooqita is a platform that connects organizations, learners, and educators, creating meaningful learning experiences by solving real world work tasks. We match your organization with capable and highly motivated learners by letting them solve tasks that are crucial in your day-to-day operations. This builds up a pool of tested potential hires for you. As another result of this process you help create relevant work experience for our learners in a field of their interest.